Deaths in Music on September 25

  • 1619 Francesco Soto de Langa, composer, dies
  • 1716 Johann Christoph Pez, composer, dies at 52
  • 1733 Georg Motz, composer, dies at 79
  • 1813 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 61
  • 1849 Johann Baptist Strauss, elder, composer (Radetzky-Marsch), dies at 45
  • 1860 Carl Friedrich Zollner, composer, dies at 60
  • 1916 Julius Fucik, composer, dies at 44
  • 1920 William F Sudds, composer, dies at 77
  • 1944 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer, dies at 43
  • 1959 Ennio Porrino, composer, dies at 49
  • 1970 Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73
  • 1979 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 64

Person of interestJohn Bonham

1980 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

Drummer John Bonham
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  • 1985 Albert Moeschinger, composer, dies at 88
  • 1995 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • 1997 Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
  • 1997 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (b. 1916)
  • 1998 Russell Smith, American composer, dies at 71
  • 2009 Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan pianist (b. 1923)
  • 2012 Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84